Melvin Bunis of Narrowsburg, NY, a long-time resident of the area, died on Tuesday, February 24 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. He was 83.
The son of the late Max and Rose (Lazarus) Bunis, he was born April 26, 1925 in Manhattan, NY. He was married to Helen (Holfeld) Bunis and celebrated his 53rd anniversary with her.
Melvin was a veteran of WWII, serving our country in the U.S. Army-Air Force.
Survivors include his wife Helen at home; a son, Alvin, of Sloatsburg, NY; a grandson, Sean Max Bunis of Pear River, NY; and brother David and wife Charlotte of Bronx, NY.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, March 2 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home in Narrowsburg.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetary in Narrowsburg.
Rosemary Butler of Hankins, NY, a homemaker and 20-year resident of the area, died on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 78.
The daughter of the late John and Rose Guido Healy, she was born on June 20, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY.
Rosemary was the widow of John Butler.
She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie Schum of Hankins; one son, Raymond Butler of Staten Island; one brother, Clement Healy; her grandchildren, Tara Schum, Regina Coulter, Raymond Schum, Brigid Butler and Maeve Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Healy.
Funeral services were held at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon, NY with Father Ignatius Smith OFM officiating. Cremation will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hankins - Fremont Fire Department, P.O. Box 164, Hankins, NY 12741.
LILLIAN M. FLIEGER
Lillian M. Flieger of Cuddebackville, NY, a lifetime resident of the area, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at home with her family by her side. She was 87.
The daughter of the late Millard E. Piatt and Marion M. Piatt, she was born March 6, 1921 in Westbrookville, NY.
Lillian married William Bill Flieger 67 years ago on October 5, 1941 in Port Jervis, NY. She was a homemaker for most of her life and later worked as a rural route carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for eight years for the Cuddebackville Post Office. She was a longtime member of, and took great pride in, her Cuddebackville Reformed Church, where she was in the church consistory. She was a member and past chaplain of the River Valley Chapter #33, O.E.S., Port Jervis.
A family statement read: Lillian was very devoted and proud of her large family, her son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Among other things, Lillian had a passion for gardening and she loved flowers. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in her free time.
She is survived by her husband, William Bill Flieger at home; son Ronald Flieger and his wife, Jean of Woodridge; granddaughter Karen Caffrey and her husband, Gerald, of Lusby, MD; grandson Kenneth Flieger and his companion, Brenda Dean of Glen Spey, NY; granddaughter Judith Flieger and her companion, Don Hunt, Jr. of Glen Spey; granddaughter Kimberly McCooey and her husband, Michael, of Glen Spey; aunt Gladys DeGroat of Middletown, NY; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Cuddebackville Reformed Church, Route 209, Cuddebackville, NY. Cremation will be at H.G. Smith Crematory, Stroudsburg, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cuddebackville Reformed Church, Rte. 209, Cuddebackville, NY 12729 or the Cuddebackville Volunteer Fire Dept., Rte. 211, Cuddebackville, NY 12729.
SHANE C. FULLER
Shane C. Fuller of Damascus, PA, a life- long resident of the area, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. He was 39 years old.
The son of Thomas C. Fuller and Patricia (Miller) Fuller, he was born December 28, 1969 in Monticello, NY.
Shane was married to Victoria Hanson. They attended Beach Lake Free Methodist Church.
A family statement read, Shane had a deep abiding love for and trust in the Lord Jesus. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and a good cup of coffee. He was a fun-loving family man who truly enjoyed spending time with his children.
He is survived by his loving wife Victoria; a son, Christian Shane; a daughter, Abigail Shelby; his father, Thomas C. Fuller and wife Linda J.; his mother, Patricia Fuller and longtime companion Joseph Pilny; two brothers, Brett D. and Caleb T. Fuller; a sister, Rebekah L. Hess and husband Dale; maternal grandparents John F. and Dorothy Miller; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Vandergriff and Jessie Fuller.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg, NY. Burial followed at Hillside Cemetery, Damascus, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fuller Childrens Benefit Fund, c/o Dime Bank, P.O. Box 190, Damascus, PA 18415.
SHIRLEY L. HARTZ
Shirley L. Hartz of Vestal, NY died Saturday, February 14, 2009 in Debary, FL. She was 85.
She was born in Callicoon, NY.
Shirley was a retired manager for the New York State Employment Service at Binghamton, NY.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Peake of Lake Helen, FL and a niece, Sharon P. Williamson of Middletown, OH.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hortonville Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.
GAIL LUCILLE WEBER OCONNELL
Gail Lucille Weber OConnell passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at her home following a short illness in which she was cared for by her husband, daughter, Debby Janowski and friends Carol and John McCaskey of Sumter, SC. She was 72. Until recently, Gail was a lifelong resident of Yulan and Narrowsburg, NY.
The daughter of Eva and John Weber, she was born on March 26, 1936 in Yulan, NY.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Edward J. OConnell of Sumter; sons Allen Taylor of St. Cloud, MN, James OConnell and his wife, Karen, of Elizabethtown, KY, Edward OConnell, Jr. and his wife, Lori, of Clewiston, FL and Leonard OConnell and his wife, Angie, of Walterboro, SC; daughter Debby Janowski of Hawley, PA; grandchildren Michelle Krzemieniecki, Danielle Case, Amanda OConnell and Nicole Lindsey; daughter-in-law MaryRose Case and friend of the family William Falk of Narrowsburg, NY; sisters Jeanette Kennedy of Evans City, PA and friend of the family Ron Cahall of Evans City, PA, Christy Thompson and her husband, Bill, of Yulan, NY, and Virginia Donahue of Hamilton, MT; brothers Roger Weber and his wife, Ruth, of Binghamton, NY, Fred Weber and his wife, Dorothy, of Florida and David Weber and his wife, Marie, of Yulan.
She was predeceased by her son, Robert R. Case.
A graveside memorial service to honor her life and the things that she lovedthe Jersey Shore, the boardwalk, the ocean, her friends, and most of all her familywill be held at the familys convenience in Beaverbrook, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harmony Care Hospice, 115 North Matthews Rd., Lake City, SC 29560 or to the American Heart Assn., Memorial & Tributes, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.